When it's a dude, it's cool when his armor or weapons get all busted up during combat. When it's a chick…it's better if her clothes tear off.
So, we're not sure if you're paying attention to the new – and long-awaited – Parasite Eve iteration, known as The 3rd Birthday for the PSP, but either way…this is just too newsworthy to ignore. Now, the headline at Andriasang might initially confuse you, but just check out the images and the info: clearly, Aya's pants will fray and tear as she incurs damage in the game. And Square-Enix boss Tetsuya Nomura talked a bit about Aya's creation on his Twitter page:
"The difference from drawing a male main character is that a female main character is more difficult, so you have to take greater care. Although, Aya was easier to draw than Lightning. What I'm being careful of is making sure her her body doesn't become too good."
…then you're a miserable failure, Tetsuya. By the way, Aya's jeans are a deep indigo and he used "Hysteric Glamour denim as a reference." If anybody wants to explain what the hell that is, we'll be all ears. At any rate, it's an interesting cosmetic addition to the game; after all, Lightning (and Fang) had exposed legs throughout Final Fantasy XIII . Aya is obviously a little smarter…denim protects pretty well…at least for a while.
Now, about that PE in HD for consoles…
Related Game(s): The 3rd Birthday